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Page 2 - The Michigah Daily- Tuesday, March 10, 1987
U blacks want better services

(Continued from Page 1)
but many students wonder if
the University could reallocate inter-
nal funds or attempt to receive more
Barbara Ransby, a graduate
student and active student leader,
said, "It's always said the Univer-
sity does not have an endless
amount of money, but I think when
we look at the U's priorities -
when we look at the salary list of
administrators, when we look at all
the money that was spent on the
hospital at the same time workers
had health benefits cut - there's a
lot of money."
One student at the Hood hearing
suggested the University divest the
remaining $500,000 it has invested
in South African-related stocks and
use it for financial aid.
But Vice President for Academic
Affairs James Duderstadt said,

"Granted, the cost of a Michigan
education is high, but on the other
hand I would say quite confidently,
a Michigan education is one of the
best bargains in higher education
today." He said the University
academically ranks as high as many
top private instituitions with higher
But the problem of retention
goes beyond money; creating a
mixed cultural and academic com-
munity is also an important factor.
The Office of Minority Student
Services (MSS) sponsors cultural
minority-oriented activites such as
Black History month events. The
Comprehensive Studies Program
(CSP) is the main body to help
"disadvantaged" students by pro-
viding academic and financial
services for many minority
But students and staff alike say
these programs must be expanded.

"The people in those programs
are very dedicated and good at their
jobs, but they need more support,"
said Marvin Woods, president of the
Black Student Union.
Students in the United Coalition
Against Racism recently presented
the administration with 12 demands
designed to improve racial relations
at the University.
These include launching a
program about racism during
orientation, establishing a work-
shop about cultural and racial
diversity for incoming students, and
requiring a course on diversity and
Shapiro and other administrators
have said some programs already
exist to address these demands and
others are under consideration.
A special minority orientation is
held in the spring, and about 30-50
first-year minority students in the
Bridge Program come to the
University each summer to get a
head start here.
After the Hood hearing, Shapiro
issued a statement similar to
Woods'. "While we are proud of
these efforts, obviously they have
not been sufficient to enable us to
achieve enrollment levels we would
consider acceptable or a campus

environment devoid of racism."
Eunice Royster, CSP director,
suggested that the administration
only pays "lip service" to these
retention efforts.
"The only time, for the most
part, when they throw up MSS or
CSP as 'look what we're doing,' it
is a response to (racist behavior).
Otherwise it's benign neglect at
best," she said.
"Unless we take it seriously and
move systematically this will be
just Band-Aids for one more
Royster's candor is surprising.
Staff members who criticize the
University's response to racism can
be in a precarious position.
At the Morris Hood hearing
John Finn, former associate director
of housing, said, "If you speak out,
the University has a history of
attacking the individual that brings
forth the problem, as opposed to
attacking the problem (of racism
and retention) itself."
Royster added, "I love this
institution. I went here, and I want
better for our young people, but it's
hard for me... When I look at what
people do, not what they say, it's
hard for me to believe that this is
an important agenda item."

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Rabbi Gary P. Zola, National Director of Admissions and Student
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Call 663-3336 for an appointment.

Profs health improves

Emeritus Law Prof. William
Bishop, who was hospitalized
Thursday after suffering from a
rapid heartbeat, was listed in stable
condition yesterday and is out of
intensive care, according to a nurse
at University Hospitals.

An unidentified student helped
Bishop into the Monroe Street
entrance of the Lawyers' Club
Thursday after Bishop fainted
outside the building, according to
Bishop's daughter.
-by Andy Mills

Introduction to
Geology in the Rockies

Summer 1987
(June 25-August 11)

Earn EIGHT HOURS of University credit for studying
Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains, including:
Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons,
Dinosaur National Monument, Craters of the Moon, Flaming Gorge
This ideal "outdoor classroom" offers some of the most scenic and interesting geology
in the entire Rocky Mountain region. Mountain uplifts and deep erosion have exposed a
variety of Earth structures and rocks of diverse age and origin. The effects of alpine glaciation,
landslides, stream erosion, and a host of other geological phenomena provide an unmatched
introduction to geology. The geological history of the Teton, Gros Ventre, and Wind River
mountain ranges is fully recorded in a sequence of fossiliferous rocks which in many cases
can be interpreted in terms of processes still at work today.
The University of Michigan field course is taught at Camp Davis, a permanent facility built by
the University in 1929. Camp Davis is about 20 miles south of Jackson, Wyoming, near the
junction of the Overthrust Belt, the Snake River Plain, the Wind River Range, and the Green
River Basin; the Tetons lie to the north, the Gros Ventre Range to the east, and the Basin
and Range Province to the west. It is simply an excellent place to learn about geology. The
camp is located on the Hoback River near its junction with the Snake River; the trout fishing
is great.
The field cam pwas constructed by The University of Michigan in order to provide a teaching
facili in the Rocky Mountains. Camp Davis living quarters consist of rustic cabins with
wood-burning stoves and running water. Showers and laundry facilities are shared by
students; meals are served mess-hall style in a large dining room. Camp facilities include
classrooms, a first-aid station, a large recreation hall, a softball diamond, and a volleyball
court. Other facilities are available in Jackson; transportation to town is provided twice a
Geological Sciences 116 is an in-depth course covering all aspects of geology. The
thrust of this course is to teach students about minerals and rocks in a variety of settings.
Approximately two weeks of the course are spent on trips to other parts of Wyoming as well
as Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Utah. You will examine minerals, rocks, and
fossils in their natural settings. Although lectures are a part of the course, most of your time
will be spent in the field where instruction is often on an individual basis.
The Camp Davis teaching staff consists of faculty from the Department of Geological
Sciences at The University of Michigan and visiting faculty from other universities. The
course is typically staffed by three faculty members and two graduate teaching assistants.
Geological Sciences 116 carries EIGHT (8) credit hours and is equivalent to a two-term
sequence of introductory geology. It satisfies the natural science distribution requirement in
the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
No prerequisites.
Geological Sciences 116 runs for 6 weeks. The dates for the 1987 summer course will be
from June 25, when the caravan leaves from Ann Arbor, until August 11, the day that the

Compiled from Associated Press reports
High court eases asylum rules.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, yesterday, made it easier
for illegal aliens to seek political asylum in this country, ruling they
need only show "a well-founded fear" that they will be persecuted if
forced to return home.
The Reagan administration had argued that applicants for asylum
should have to show "a clear probability" of persecution.
It remained unclear, however, whether the 6-3 ruling will lead to the
granting of asylum for more illegal aliens because the ultimate decision
remains with the attorney general. The verdict means only that more
refugees are eligible for asylum consideration by him.
The asylum decision was praised by the Rev. John Fife of Tucson,
Arizona, a sanctuary movement leader convicted last year in a federal
alien-smuggling case.
Judge hears North challenge
WASHINGTON - A federal judge taking unusually quick action,
began hearing oral arguments yesterday in Lt. Col. Oliver North's
challenge to the legal standing of the independent counsel looking into
the Iran-Contra affair.
Meanwhile, the president's daughter called for the court-martial of
North and former National Security Adviser John Poindexter, and a
member of the Senate Iran-Contra panel said grants of immunity to
North and Poindexter could come soon through other officials said it
was too soon.
The afternoon court arguments came after the independent counsel,
Lawrence Walsh, filed a court brief asking U.S. District Court Judge
Barrington Parker to dismiss a second lawsuit by North, calling it a
"desperate" effortto derail a criminal investigation.
Contra leader Cruz resigns
WASHINGTON - Nicaraguan rebel leader Arturo Cruz has resigned
his post as a director of the United Nicaraguan Opposition, his son said
The son, Arturo Jr., said the reasons for Cruz's resignation will be
spelled out in a letter scheduled to appear in today's editions of the,
Miami Herald.
Cruz, a former Sandinista ambassador to Washington, has been
feuding with his rebel colleague Adolfo Calero. He was at at the point
of resigning last month but decided to remain on as a UNO director after
receiving assurances that the rebel movement would undergo democratic
Cruz's son gave no details of his father's decision to step down,
saying only that he was fed up with the "whole mentality" of the rebel
Ferry survivors join in prayer
ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium - Survivors and victims' relatives joined
in an ecumenical prayer service yesterday for those who died when water
rushed through a British ferry four days earlier and turned it on its side.
Salvage crews prepared to right the partially submerged vessel so
scores of bodies can be recovered from inside. The Herald of Free
Enterprise, which capsized Friday night while leaving Zeebrugge harbor
for Dover, rests starboard-side-up on a sandbar.
More than 130 people are thought to have died in the shipwreck.
Olivier Vannesta, governor of west Flanders province, said one more
survivor had been located; someone who escaped the disaster but did not
report to authorities immediately.
That left 81 people still missing and presumed dead. Vannesta said
409 people survived and 53 bodies had been recovered.
Swamp Thing rises again
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - What has a body like an elephant's,
three toes on each foot, a neck like a giraffe's and a tiny head?
The "Mokele-Mbembe," what some say is a 40-foot dinosaur that
stalks the jungle in the People's Republic of Congo. The scientific
community says tales of its existence are baloney.
But Jim Culberson, a photographer who has battled poisonous snakes,
government bureacracy and skeptics in his unsuccessful hunt, says he's
planning a return trip.
Last month, Culberson spent three weeks on a $20,000 expedition to
the 60,000-square-mile Likouala Swamp.
The legend of the dinosaur deep in the African jungles has inspired
books and movies, including the recent film, "Baby," although few
established scienctists take the stories seriously.
"The scientific community thinks we're nuts," said Culberson, who

has planned a return trip for 1988.
Culberson, a 1975 graduate in marine biology from Forida Institute of
Technology, returned from his expedition a week ago tired, sick, but
inspired after speaking with people who told tales of encountering
"Sooner or later they will be found, and someone -_maybe not
myself - is going to eventually get pictures of this thing," said
Culberson, 36.
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